Another 5-Star Yelp Review for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Another Happy Review of Seattle's Best Hypnotherapy and NLP

Another Success Story

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Vicki of Bellevue, WA is sharing her success after working with me. She’s healthier, and lighter by 77 pounds in a matter of months.  She wrote a review on the business review site, Yelp. She’s a happy camper. She gives Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP 5-stars, as good as it gets. Here’s what she wrote:

“Vicki M.
Bellevue, WA
5.0 star rating 2/6/2017

In July, 2016 I was hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs. After I got discharged I decided to start taking better care of myself. A friend of mine referred to me Connie. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As of today, I have lost 77 pounds. I have been on many different diets over the years, and now I eat what I like but I recognize when I am full. Due to the weight loss it has helped with reducing the clots and an extra plus, I started out in a size 16 and now wear a 6.”

That’s awesome.  A few months of healthier choices, and she’s improved her health dramatically.  Size 16 to a size 6!!  Good job, Vicki.

So, what is this thing called hypnotherapy?  It’s you, finding power and resourcefulness within yourself.  I guide you to it (it’s absolutely there), and you get to use it to accomplish things.  What kind of things?  ANY things.  Weight loss is one, such as Vicki worked. Habit change such as quit smoking or alcohol is one.  Dumping a phobia is one.  Sports improvement is one.  More productivity at work is one.  More confidence in relationships is one.  And so on, the list is endless.

And one change has a way of cascading in the mind into even more healthy and desired changes.  The brain gets excited and says:  “Yay, me!  I’m powerful.  What else shall I do to create more Joy?”

I’m happy when my clients share their success.  In fact, we were just recognized by Yelp as one of the highest reviewed businesses in 2016.  That’s right.  When you find what you are passionate about and love to do (I did) and you are good at it (I am), well that’s joy for me.  Hypnosis is my joy.  I’d love to share it with you, anytime.

Call me at 425-564-8608 and we’ll set up a free consultation meeting.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistAll the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis

Weight Loss Transformation with Hypnosis

Weight loss success Connie Brannan.

Making changes!   Keeping changes!  Connie 2016.

Hi, Hypnosis friends and enthusiasts! And curious parties!

Here is another updated photo I call “face compare.” It’s me and my ongoing weight loss success.

These two photos show my face before hypnosis (circa 2005), and now. The photo on the right was taken yesterday in my office.

When I created my website, Mindworks Hypnosis, in 2007, I used a pic similar to this.  I’m sharing it below. It showed my transformation at the time.

Weight loss success story.

Changes as of 2007.

What does this show? Long term success. 10 years at a lighter weight.

You hear all the time about people going to wild extremes in dieting or adopting a boot camp like workout regimen and dropping a ton of weight.  Think about that show, “The Biggest Loser.”  Where are those “losers” now, a year or two later?  They’ve gained it back!  Those regimens are not natural and cannot be maintained long term.  Hypnosis is something very different.  It creates winners!

It changes YOU so that you automatically do the healthy choices.  It may take longer to get where you want to go, but once you arrive, you get to stay there.  Lifestyle changes. This is a huge and amazing difference between these modalities and a “diet.”

I know whereof I speak.  This is my life.  I’m doing it.  And I can help you do it.  Let’s just say I have the proper understanding and mind set and SKILL set to help you get it done.  “It” being your new healthy body and habits and outlook on life and new positive self image.  This thing called thinner is really something wonderful, more wonderful than any secret twinkie.

Call me and find out more anytime.  Come in, meet me, and have a free consult! My hypnosis clinic is conveniently located south of downtown Bellevue in the lovely Bellefield Office Park, and I’m ready to help!  Take a nature walk along the canal when we’re done talking, it’s a gorgeous park-like setting.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis

Curvy Barbies and the Insidious Damage of “Fat Acceptance”

Barbie Dolls

New shape and size “Barbies.”

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The internet is full of interesting things.  Here’s an item that caught my attention.  Mattel toys has created a new line of Barbies for the first time showing different body types, including “curvy.”

On the surface this seems like a nice thing, showing young girls that there is more than one ideal of beauty.  I grew up with this one:

Classic Barbie Doll

Classic Barbie Doll

Barbie was blonde, perfect blue eyes, beautiful face, long eyelashes, pencil thin disproportionately long legs, with a big chest and tiny waist.  This was nothing like my own image in the mirror.  My husband calls her “anorexic Barbie” and noted what a terrible thing if little girls take that look as an ideal of beauty.  Some do.

So, why am I against the idea of curvy Barbies?

I think curvy Barbie is another piece of something I dislike called “fat acceptance.”  My expertise is understanding how the unconscious mind perceives and creates reality, and “fat acceptance” is inherently an unhealthy message.

Carrying excess weight on the body is a definite health risk, to every organ and system of the body.  Ask your physician!  It leads to a host of illnesses and an early death.  And it’s absolutely not a cause for a fatalistic view:  that’s who I am and I’m going to accept it.  NO! I believe fat acceptance comes from a place of hopelessness.  The truth is, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is in our control, and actually easy, with the right tools (skilled hypnotherapy and NLP).

Fat is not genetic, it’s a choice.  People that truly love and accept themselves take action to safeguard their health–because they’re worth it!

There are plus size women flaunting their rolls of fat in bikinis and revealing gowns and such. They’re not doing it from a place of healthy self love, they’re doing it from a place of anger and antagonism and “in your face!” That’s my take on it.  They call it “Fat Liberation” (don’t liberate it in front of me).  “Fat Liberation” is hazardous to health.

I personally will always find fat unattractive.  It’s not beautiful.  It never was, and it never will be. Furthermore, It’s more unhealthy than it is unattractive.  Obesity is an epidemic in this country, a massive one.  And it’s not good.  And telling little girls it’s OK to be fat, that is not good, either.  My two cents.

Here’s the bottom line. I think people are powerful. More than they know. I think people have more control than they know. I think people can create any kind of life or body they want for themselves. I think people can learn to feel amazingly good and make good decisions for themselves. And accepting unhealthy ways and habits is never good.

I dislike “smoking acceptance,” also. Clients come in and say: “I’m a smoker.” No, you’re not. It’s something you’re choosing to do, it’s not who you ARE. Fat is not who you are, either. It might be your current state of mind, but that can change in a heartbeat. Learn more here:

I believe self love leads to self care.  When you’re ready to experience real self-love, in a body size by design, we can help you do that in a healthy, natural way at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Don’t Accept Overweight, Take Control!

All the Best,

Empowerment in Action for a Healthier Lifestyle

Weight loss success with Seattle's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Goodbye binge eating.  Goodbye, allure of candies and carbs.  Goodbye, inertia for exercise.  Here’s Judy of Bellevue, Washington.  She’s noticing all manner of changes in her habits and thinking, smarter food choices, and move motivation to get active.  From there comes the more slender body.

Where did these changes come from?  Her powerful unconscious mind. How did she get into the control panel of the mind to create new settings in herself:  Guided skilled NLP and hypnotherapy.  That’s the expertise of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Getting under the hood (so to speak) and adjusting what needs adjusting for optimal life.

If you would like to LOSE weight during this holiday season rather than gain it, we can help.  Call us anytime for a free in office consultation.  425-564-8608.  We are the weight loss experts, not only helping others achieve that success, we are living it ourselves as well.

As a refresher, here’s me, before and after hypnosis.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

It works!  Check it out!

All the Best,


It’s a Weighty Issue, Part III: Let’s Get Moving

Motivation to Exercise with Hypnosis

Motivation to Exercise with Hypnosis

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I hope your New Year’s Resolutions are happening for you.  The most common one I’ve been hearing and helping with is “I’ve got to lose weight!”  My weight loss clients tell me: “I want to get moving! I need to get moving!”

Beyond food choice and portion control, motivation to exercise is high up on the list of changes desired for weight management. “Let’s get physical, physical! I wanna get physical …” That song with its driving beat makes me think of movement. Working out.  Active life. Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy is a way to make it happen.

Patterns and habits are learned. And, if they don’t serve us, they can be re-learned differently, in ways that help.

The “magic” of NLP is, simply put: We can attach new feelings to any activity. What would it be like to be full of energy and motivation to exercise? What if exercise became something wonderful and pleasurable and eagerly anticipated? What if your mind simply said: “This is who I am and this is what I do”? Do you suppose it would be easier to increase your physical activity level?

Here’s one unwanted pattern that I often see with clients:  couch potato. Are you one? That’s a person who has developed a habit of sitting around, watching TV or surfing the web, with a body at rest for hours at a stretch. Oftentimes, this is coupled with mindless eating. That’s a sure fire formula for obesity.

With hypnosis and NLP, we can change “I’m too lazy” and couch-potato habits into a new mindset about exercise. A new mindset leads to new behaviors. In our work, we create and install new, useful mindsets for exercise. Here are some examples:

–I love it. It’s fun.


–It’s my routine. It’s just who I am and what I do.


–I have to. (a sense of urgency and necessity)


A combination of any of the above.

New beliefs go with the new mindset:

–I’m an active person. I’m a healthy person. I have energy. I make the time to be physically active, as this is something wonderful for me. This is “me” time. I deserve healthy.

And new behaviors emerge:

I go to the gym. I go for walks. I find the time. I look for opportunities for movement, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, parking a little further from the store front, and so on.

Hypnosis (and in that word I include NLP) is a way to change your thinking and feeling and behaviors and beliefs to become who you want to be. It really is endlessly fascinating work as every person is different and their desires , beliefs and motivations are different. The game and the fun is finding what will work with each individual and installing those changes. This is why I often say hypnosis is an art form as much as it is a science.

Everyone on the planet knows how to lose weight. It’s a very simple and well-documented formula. Eat less, make healthy choices, and be more active. What stops you? We find out and we address those things and create new habits. The power of hypnosis and NLP is that they are tools that encourage new healthy behaviors, and help people automate those choices.

Motivation to be active physically is just one piece of this puzzle, within a larger framework of healthy changes.  Whatever needs tweaking, we go for it!  For more insight into the power of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy for weight loss, here are two previous essays I’ve written for this series, one on food choice, and one on portion control.

Warm Regards,

You can also find out more general information of the successes to be had with these mind technologies of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming here:

Negative Health Effects of Obesity in the News Again

Hypnosis helps with overweight.
Hypnosis helps with overweight.

Who’s following this story?  It’s the New Jersey Governor and his public outcry over a Doctor’s suggestion that a lighter weight is healthier.  He had pulled out a donut on the Letterman show and joked about his weight.

This story is interesting to me. Here is another person with “fat denial.” He thinks he’s healthy.  Obese and healthy are mutually incompatible. I’m on the side of the doctor with this one. This reminds me of another recent news article about a 420 pound lady who was proud of her 85 inch hips and thought it was marvelous.

The physician wasn’t making comments on this man’s character traits or lifestyle, she was making comments on the dangers and negative consequences of obesity.  She was also commenting on the danger of taking heaviness lightly.  As she says:  “It’s not a laughing matter.”

I don’t go in for political discussions, however I feel like saying: some people might approve of politicians in power keeling over any moment. I don’t support that as a good idea, or politicians who take unneeded health risks.

Christie talks about his lifelong struggle to lose weight.  What if it weren’t a struggle?  What if there were a way to make it easy and natural to get healthy?

Before and After Hypnosis
Before and After Hypnosis

There is.  It’s called “hypnosis.”  I know whereof I speak!  I know how to lose weight, and if people would notice what hypnosis can do for this issue, they’d see it’s not the “struggle” they think it is.  Check out the picture.  This is me and me.  I’ve maintained a healthier weight for years now.

If you’d like to end your personal struggle with weight and find an easier way, that feels comfortable and natural (no surgeries or drugs involved), click here: or call me.

Warm Regards,

Know Thy Enemy – the Little Discussed Other Problems Caused by Overweight

Hypnosis Helps with Weight Loss

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, obesity is in the news!  In short, more about what we all know:  it’s not healthy to be carrying around all this extra poundage on the body.  If you are struggling with this issue, perhaps you are blinding yourself to HOW unhealthy.  It’s a killer.

Here’s an interesting article from the Associated Press today, expressing how ignorant the general public is about the health risks of overweight.  See below.

What they aren’t saying, and SHOULD be headline news, is the fact that hypnosis is a fantabulous way to address overweight.  A REAL solution.  A lasting help.  Not ridiculous crap like bariatric surgeries.  We don’t want to get me started on that idiocy again… I’ve already shared my opinions about that here in the blog.

Here’s the article from the AP:

“Few Americans know all the risks of obesity  – by LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTA |

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart disease and diabetes get all the attention, but what about the many other ways obesity can damage your health?

Carrying too many pounds may lead to or worsen some types of cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea, even infertility. But a new poll suggests few Americans realize the links.

Only about one-quarter of people think it’s possible for someone to be very overweight and still be healthy, according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Ask about the most serious consequences, and more than 7 in 10 Americans can correctly tick off heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer, and diabetes and obesity are twin epidemics.

The other consequences aren’t so well known.

“People are often shocked to hear how far-reaching the effects of obesity are,” said Jennifer Dimitriou, a dietitian at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center.

Just 7 percent of people surveyed mentioned cancer, although doctors long have known that fat increases the risk of developing cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, uterus and certain other sites. Plus, being overweight can make it harder to spot tumors early and to treat them.

Then there’s the toll on your joints, especially the knees. About 15 percent of people knew obesity can contribute to arthritis.

High blood pressure, high cholesterol and strokes were fairly low on the list. Infertility didn’t get a mention.

Also, 5 percent put respiratory problems on the list. Studies show people who are overweight are at increased risk of sleep apnea and asthma, and that dropping pounds can help improve their symptoms.

Knowing more about the myriad ways obesity affects health could help motivate people to get more active and eat better before full-blown disease strikes, Dimitriou said.”

Best of Bellevue 2012- two years running!! - Mindworks Hypnosis
Best of Bellevue 2012- two years running!! – Mindworks Hypnosis

I absolutely agree.  Anything that will tip the scales (pun) to get someone to take action on getting healthy is a good thing.  When you’re ready, here’s a reminder:  I’ve won awards for my weight loss hypnotherapeutic help:  Best of Bellevue 2011 and Best of Bellevue 2012 for “Weight Loss and Control Programs.”  This award was received from the US Commerce Commission.  I’m proud of it.

If you’d like me to help you get some healthy, call!!  My office number is (425) 564-8608.  Face to face, person to person, one on one, I’ll customize mental shifts for you that will help you slenderize.  When you’re ready to live a lighter life, so am I to help you!

Warm Regards,


Obesity – Helping through Hypnosis!

Seattle, hypnosis helps for obesity.

Hi, Hypno Friends!

Obesity!  That’s an ugly word!  What is it?  The dictionary says it means “excessively fat or fleshy”, originating from latin words meaning “intensive eating.”  Good news:  It’s really NOT an immovable monolithic THING, it’s a cumulated effect of choices, patterns, behaviors and actions–which are moveable objects, not monoliths.

Obesity is a huge problem in Seattle and the world.  I was musing today on the mindset of healthy eating, healthy movement and exercise, and reshaping the body, and how easy those things are to create and sustain through hypnotherapy.  It really comes down to focus and frame of mind.  When you successfully change those, you change everything.

“Habits” don’t control us, it’s the UNconscious drivers of habits that are important.  With hypnosis, those things can be located and changed.  And I mean EASILY.  With skilled hypnosis and NLP – supercharged powerful conversational hypnosis – ideas, feelings, and habits that lead to “obesity” can change in a heartbeat.

If you do emotional eating, binge eating, have tried fad diets and worse in a fail after fail attempt at weight control of obesity, well….there’s a new kid in town.  Only she isn’t new.  She’s been there all along, you just haven’t noticed her.  Her name is HYPNOSIS.  She’s starting to flex her muscles.  Yay!

Hypnosis is a powerful, powerful tool in the battle with obesity.  How do I know this?  I’m living it, baby!  And I help people in the Seattle area and beyond with my hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming work and hear and see their weight loss results.

Cut through all the gimmicky crap (like, eat grapefruit for a week), artificial diets that don’t sustain any real changes, or radical and RIDICULOUS ideas like body surgery for obesity, pills to alter your chemistry with who knows what awful side effects, and think for a moment about what really has the power over you and your choices.  (dramatic pause)  NOTHING!  You have the power, only you aren’t currently connected to it.  Hypnosis and NLP (done well by someone creative and skilled) can do that, connect you to your power.  Goodbye, Obesity!

There’s a reason Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been awarded “Best of Bellevue 2011” and “Best of Bellevue 2012” for WEIGHT LOSS AND CONTROL PROGRAMS.  Because hypnosis works best for obesity.  Obesity isn’t a body state (as medicos keeps insisting), it’s a mind state.  And you can change your mind anytime.  Now is good.

Find out more here about how to beat obesity:  And I invite you to read and SEE some very nice testimonials of success with Seattle area’s Mindworks Hypnosis here:  Seattle, there’s help for obesity.

When you’re ready to change your thinking and your feeling and your doing around your weight, call me! (425) 564-8608.  I AM the Best in Bellevue and Seattle, too, for that matter.  Discover hypnosis for helping with obesity!

Warm Regards,

Mindworks Hypnosis for Weight Loss Success – the Evidence Mounts!!

Positive Changes with Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP.

You go, Girl!!

Hi, Hypno-Friends.  Take a look at Nicole and her transformation in process.  Isn’t she beautiful??  And read what she has to say about her experience with Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP to help her attain her goals.  In short, hypnosis works! 

Caveat, when shopping for your life change, you need to find a skilled hypnotist, one who has some creativity and inspiration, as well as creative “power tools”  like Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  Hypnosis is not only a science, it is an art.  My mother was an artist.  And so am I.  🙂   Judge some of my work for yourself. 

Here’s what Nicole says about her tranformation:

I’ve worked with Connie on a couple different occasions, and she has changed my life completely.  I went to her for my lack of energy and enthusiasm for working out and losing weight. I’ve lost 50lbs and am now 10lbs from my goal!  

“I love hypnosis…I feel a foot taller.  I feel thinner.  I feel lighter.  I feel like a superstar!…Go see Connie!  She’s magical!

If you would like to begin some similar life changes for yourself, that beginning is as near as your telephone.  Call me.  Connie (425) 564-8608.  Also, more information on my weight loss services is available here:

Warm Regards, Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt. Master Hypnotist

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP